The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

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The epic tale of wrongful imprisonment, adventure and revenge, in its definitive translation

Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to use the treasure to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. Dumas' epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was a huge popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s.

Translated with an Introduction by ROBIN BUSS
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1312 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 54mm | 884g
  • Penguin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • chronology, notes
  • 0140449264
  • 9780140449266
  • 7,826

About Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas (1824-95) was a pioneer of the Romantic theatre in France, for which he wrote a series of colourful historical dramas, although it is as a novelist that he is best known today. His works include The Three Musketeers (1844-5), La Reine Margot (1845).
Robin Buss is a journalist and translator.
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824,969 ratings
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4 29% (241,634)
3 13% (111,059)
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1 2% (13,038)

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I am currently reading this spectacular novel for the 3rd time. I freaking love the book and how he wrote. The book is thick and when you first see it, it might daunt you. But once you are past 50 pages you will find yourself getting more hooked and hooked. I personally think this is Dumas's best more
by Rashidul Karim Khan
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